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Reichert Digital Brake-Chek Celsius Refractometer 13940017
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    • Reichert Digital Brake-Chek Celsius Refractometer 13940017

      SKU: 13940017
      Product Code: 13940017
      Vendor: Reichert
    • MSRP: $312.00    Price: $280.80

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    Reichert Digital Brake-Chek Celsius Refractometer 13940017

    Check boiling point and water content of brake fluids for optimal braking power.

    Over time, brake fluids will take on water, break down, and compromise the safety of the brake system.

    The Reichert Digital Brake-Chek® tests brake fluid in seconds–right at the calipers for the most precise measurement of brake fluid integrity.

    This fast, simple test increases your service business. Just one fluid flush per day provides additional revenue for your shop.


    Leave the science to Reichert.

    With the simple push of a button, the Reichert Digital Brake-Chek®, the world's smallest handheld tester, will quickly and accurately provide you and your customer with critical brake fluid boiling point data.

    When water content in brake fluid increases...

    1. The boiling point decreases
    Fluid with a reduced boiling point can create a vapor by boiling in the wheel cylinder. Normally this could happen under adverse conditions such as braking down a long steep grade or with stuck brake pads. Under these conditions rotor temperatures can climb high enough to boil brake fluid with high water content. Stepping on the brake pedal will now only compress the vapor instead of applying force to the pad. The result is sudden brake failure. DOT3 Fluid with no moisture content boils at greater than 401F (205C) as specified by DOT Standard 116. The fluid in a 3 to 4 year old car with 3 to 4% moisture content could boil at less than 300F (149C).

    The dry boiling points for the brake fluid classes are:

    Fluid Type Dry Boil Point
    401 F/205C
    446 F/230C

    2. The viscosity increases
    Brake Fluid must flow freely to be effective. In extremely cold weather brake fluid with high water content is very viscous, causing slow pedal response and requiring more effort.

    3. Corrosion problems can occur
    Water in brake fluid can contribute to the corrosion of parts such as the steel pistons and ABS modulators.

    Key Features

    • Quick, automatic digital measurements
    • Economical to operate, 10,000+ measurements on two AAA batteries
    • World's smallest handheld brake fluid tester
    • Test brake fluid without boiling
    • Only small sample of brake fluid needed for results
    • No messy cleanup

    Choose between two instruments

    • Measure in degrees Fahrenheit both DOT3 and DOT4
    • Measure in degrees Celsius both DOT3 and DOT4

      Technical Specifications:

      Catalog Number 13940017
      Scales DOT3
      DOT3 HT (High Temperature)
      DOT4 Plus
      Scale Ranges DOT3 - 121C - 260C
      DOT 3 HT - 121C - 299C
      DOT4 - 125C - 275C
      DOT4 Plus - 150C - 275C
      Calibration Distilled Water
      Automatic Temperature Compensation (ATC) 68F/20C
      Prism Glass
      Illumination 589nm LED
      Ratings and Compliance IP65 Dustproof/Water Resistant, CE, RoHS, and WEEE Compliant
      Dimensions 54 x 27 x 100 mm / 2.1 x 1.1 x 3.9 inches
      Weight 100 grams / 3.5 ounces
      Power 2 AAA Batteries, included
      Battery Life 10,000 readings, Auto-Off Sleep Mode
      Warranty One year against manufacturing defects. Evidence of tampering voids warranty.